The Festival Inspired 370K!
The Festival Inspired 370K!
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5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo Recap

STEM Can Take You Anywhere! 

Almost 2 weeks ago, we hosted the nation's largest celebration of STEM! Over the 4-day celebration, 370,000 attendees visited the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The theme for the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, was "STEM Can Take You" which offered the incredible opportunity for attendees to experience the wonder of STEM with thousands of hands-on activities, interactive stage shows, one-on-one discussions with scientists and engineers and so much more!
Some of the key highlights included the Career Predictor with Lockheed Martin, a forever STEM stamp reveal by the USPS, Honda's ASIMO, Stanley Black & Decker's Makerfest, NASA Astronauts, Explosive Science with Dr. Kate Biberdorf, coding with PwC & Black Girls Code and much, much more! Thank you to all of our AMAZING sponsors, exhibitors, performers, speakers, and volunteers! Videos of the stage show performances are coming soon! View more photos on Instagram and Flickr.

What were your favorite moments? Please provide your #SciFest feedback by taking the survey below. 
Festival Expo Survey

Sneak Peek Friday Highlights 

Sponsored by Chevron, Sneak Peek Friday offered schools, homeschoolers, and military families the opportunity to experience the Expo before the general public. Roughly 70,000 students, teachers, and families participated in the ultimate STEM field trip! 
What did you love, what needs improvement? Please complete the survey by clicking on the link below!
Sneak Peek Friday Survey

STEM Career Fair 

Sponsored by EY, we hosted our first ever STEM Career Fair connecting recent college graduates and current college students with some of the top STEM companies in the country. Thank you to all who attended! 

2018 X-STEM Symposium

Sponsored by PwC, NBC4, and NCR, the 2018 X-STEM Symposium featured stories of inspiration from speakers like Dr. Knatokie Ford, Emily Calandrelli, Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, Murali Patnam, Dr. Greg Gage and engaging workshops with Steve Wolf, Robolink and so much more! Approximately 3,000 middle and high school students attended X-STEM on Thursday, April 5th. Stay tuned for the release of our X-STEM speaker video series coming soon! 
X-STEM Survey

Thank You Volunteers!

Wearing bright green shirts, Festival volunteers greeted attendees, offered tips, directed groups, highlighted "must see" areas on our map and so much more! Our dedicated volunteers are a key element to our ongoing success and we appreciate each and every one of you! THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! 

Sponsor Thank You

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors and media partners! The support of our generous sponsors and partners allow us to keep this event free and open to the public. Once again, Lockheed Martin has served as the presenting Expo Sponsor and we are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support of our mission. 
All Sponsors

From the Festival Floor 

Danni Interviews #SciFest Superstars "From the Festival Floor"!  During the Festival, our spokesperson Danni Washington interviewed key Festival performers like NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, Steve Spangler plus, she engaged with sponsors including Lockheed Martin (with a cool demonstration of the Exoskeleton) and Chevron! Thank you to Danni for representing the Festival in 2018!
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